The streets of Danville are about to be haunted by ghosts and goblins this week and the Danville Police Division wants to keep everyone safe.
Wednesday, October 31, is the official night for trick or treaters. Children, up to the age of 12, will go about their neighborhoods in an assortment of costumes. Trick or treating hours will be from 5:00-8:00 PM.
The police offer some safety tips for Halloween
Avoid masks that reduce vision; make up is safer
Avoid dark colored clothing that is hard to see; put reflective tape on them
Be careful of open flames from jack-o-lanterns and candles
Keep costumed children away from pets
Never eat anything until you get home and your parents have checked the treats
Do not eat unpackaged items or items that have a wrapper open; throw them away
If you do find something wrong with the treats, report it to the police
Visit only homes in your neighborhood
Do not go to homes that do not have their porch lights on
DO NOT ENTER ANY HOME
If you are out after dark, carry a flashlight
Look both ways before crossing a street
Finally, as Halloween is set for only one night, discourage children from going out before or after October 31.